This obituary is being posted as a courtesy for local family & friends. All services for Mrs. Edwards have been entrusted to Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia, GA. Mary was a resident of Hartsville for several years, working with Mitchell's Floral Designs. The Norton Funeral Home family extends our love and prayers to her family and Mitchell's Floral Designs. Any floral orders for Mary should be directed to Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home at (912) 537-7877. Please do not order any through the Norton FH website.
Mary Dorothy Helms Edwards, age 79, of Vidalia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at her home. She was a native of Vidalia, moved to Florida as a child, and later graduated high school in Coco Beach, Florida in 1962. She lived in Hartsville, South Carolina for many years before returning to Vidalia in 2019. She was a gifted florist, working with Tommy Windham Florist and Flower Land in Vidalia, and retired after twenty-three years from Mitchell’s Florist in Hartsville. She was a member of Blockers Chapel Church. She enjoyed arts, crafts, nature painting, gardening, flowers, plants and being outdoors. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Grady Blount; and two brothers, Wayne Blount and Guy Blount.
Her family includes eight children, Terri Lynn Hall of Camden, South Carolina, Sherri Lynette Nations, Gary LeRoy Edwards and wife Matilda, Carrie LeAnn Warren, all of Vidalia, Perry Lee Edwards and wife Peggy, Barry DeLon Edwards and wife Angela, all of Shellman Bluff, Larry Leon Edwards and wife Tammy of Effingham, South Carolina, and Penelope Suzanne Gay of Hartsville; four sisters, Pam Blount, Charlene Calhoun and husband Marion, all of Soperton, Phoebe Stewart of Vidalia, and Kathy Walls and husband Terry of Alabama; two brothers, William Blount and wife Kathy of Vidalia, and Kenneth Blount and wife Vanessa of Richmond Hill; grandchildren, Joshua, James, Timothy, Kaylee, Jason, Jessica, Sean, Shanna, Tanner, Ashley, Amy, Roxy, Ryan, Matt D., Lee, Jacob, Rebecca, Mataya, Mason, Alice, Katheryn, Matthew E., Tyler, Kayla, Nicholas, Dawton, P.J., Blake, Whitney, Keely, and Zachary; forty-three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
The funeral service will be Sunday, February 5th, at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God of Vidalia with nephew, Andy Blount officiating. Burial will follow at Blockers Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to TCS Alliance, in honor of her great-nephew, Kash Waller, by visiting their website at tscalliance.org.